Types of Event Triggers

    There are six types of Triggers to choose from. You select which type of Trigger for an Event using the "Trigger" pop-up menu.

    When you select a Trigger type, the contents of the Trigger area change to show fields which specify when the Event will run your script.

Once Only

    This Trigger will occur exactly once, at the chosen time and date. After the script is run, the Event will disappear from your schedule.

    Enter the time and date to run the script into the appropriate fields using the keyboard, arrow keys or "up" and "down" buttons.

Repeating

    This Trigger will occur at a regular interval between minutes and weeks.

    Choose an interval type from the pop-up menu, and type the number of intervals into the field. Enter a starting time and date into the "Starting on" fields.

Days of Week

    This Trigger will occur at the same time on one or more days of each week.

    Check the boxes corresponding to the days you wish to run the script, and enter the time of day into the time field.

Day of Month

    This Trigger will occur at the same time on one day of each month.

    Type a number into the "day" field, and select a day from the pop-up menu. If you select "Day," the script will run on the same date of each month (e.g. January 10, February 10, etc.). If you select a weekday, the script will run on the same weekday of each month (e.g. third Monday of January, etc.).

    Tip: You can also type negative numbers into the "day" field, and the script will run on the same day from the end of each month. For example, typing "-2" will make the script run on January 30, February 27, March 30, etc.

Hot Key

    This Trigger will occur when the user types a chosen keystroke.

    Click in the "keystroke" field and type the desired keystroke. You may use modifier keys (shift, command, option and control) in any combination.

    Note: Be careful not to use simple keystrokes that may conflict with those used by an application (such as "command-W", which is used by many applications to close a window). We recommend uncommon combinations, such as command-option-(letter), to avoid these conflicts.

System Idle

    This Trigger will occur when no user activity (like mouse movement, etc.) has occurred in a period of time.

    Type a number into the "minutes" field, and check the boxes corresponding to the desired types of activities to monitor.

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